World Roller Games Event Guide

The World Roller Games to be held in Nanjing, China are going to start soon – August 27th. The document below is an excellent guide to this major event in the roller skating world. Everything is here and it looks like they might be live streaming the events which will be great – just follow the links. Canada will be sending two skaters from Calgary which will be competing in figures.

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WRG 2017: The Event You Don’t Wanna Miss

The Roller Games FIRS World Championships is a multi-sport event organized by FIRS – Fédération Internationale Roller Sports – every two years and including all the disciplines under its Aegis.

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Key Numbers

During 15 days of competition, more than 4.000 athletes from 50 Countries will compete in 110 events: 10 FIRS sports will be involved and 7 venues will be dedicated to the WRG.

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WHY Nanjing?

During the 2014 YOG, Roller Speed Skating and Skateboarding have been showcased in the SportsLab, and the popularity of the FIRS sports with the youth was so impressive that the Nanjing Bureau of Sport, together with the Mayor, decided to invest on a 5-year partnership with FIRS. Nanjing has been awarded the title of World Capital of Roller Sports and the Institutions are investing a lot on the success of the first edition of the World Roller Games 2017.

ABOUT FIRS Sports

All FIRS sports will be involved: Artistic, Inline Alpine, Inline Downhill, Inline Freestyle, Inline Hockey, Rink Hockey, Roller Derby, Roller Freestyle, Skateboarding, Roller Speed Skating.

They have a unique positioning due to their unique characteristics: easy to learn, able to engage all type of fans, especially the younger ones, FIRS sports can represent a way of life strongly connected with music and fashion.

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Maxime St-Jules signe un doublé au marathon de patin à roues alignées

Dans un sprint à couper le souffle, il a d’abord bouclé les 19 tours de piste d’un circuit routier long de 2,2 km en 1h18 et 48 secondes, devançant de justesse Sergio Almarella (Ottawa), Jérôme Comtois-Urbain (Charlemagne) et Julien Armand (Montréal) qui ont terminé 2e, 3e et 4e à moins de deux secondes du vainqueur.

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VRL Hosts Successful Marathon In Laval, Le Marathon à Laval VRL Est Un Succès

Le Marathon VRL a eu lieu à Laval sous un beau ciel bleu. Le vent et les virages ont permis aux patineurs de courser dans des conditions intéressantes.

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The VRL Marathon took place in Laval under blue skies. The windy conditions and course with turns provided ample challenge for skaters to race with each other.

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Natasha Bogucki and Kaylee Smith will be representing Canada at the World Roller Games in Nanjing, China at the end of August

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Natasha Bogucki and Kaylee Smith will be representing Canada at the World Roller Games in Nanjing, China at the end of August. Natasha and Kaylee are both members of the Calgary Artistic Roller Sports Club and have been competing in the Northwest Region of the United States for a number of years. This will be the first World Championship for Kaylee and the second one for Natasha who competed at the 2013 World Championships in Taipei. Both ladies are students at the University of Calgary. Kaylee will represent Canada in the Junior World Class Figure division and Tasha will skate the World Class Figure division. They are honoured to be representing Roller Sports Canada at the World level.

Roller Speed Skating conquers the Olympics: the first medals at the YOG Buenos Aires 2018

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It is official: roller speed skating, after being a demonstration sport at the Youth Olympic Games of Nanjing in 2014, joins the Buenos Aires 2018 Games program with medal assignment.

Only few days after the confirmation of Aracu as FIRS President in a congress described as “historical”, because of the FIRS finally in the Olympics, the International Federation has to add another “historical” achievement to the commitments for the next four years: The IOC decided to include roller speed skating in the Sports Programme of the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG.

24 athletes, 12 men and 12 women will qualify from the ranking of the World Roller Speed Skating Championships 2018 and will compete for the title of Youth Olympic Champion in the Combined of 500mt, 1.000mt and 5.000mt Elimination races, both Women and Men, on the track.

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Photos de la Coupe VRL 2017

La compétition intérieur de VRL a eu lieu en fin février. Plusieurs patineurs ont coursé au Taz, une patinoire intérieur à Laval. Vous pouvez voir les belles photos de Kathleen Legrand-Ramjan ici: Coupe VRL 2017. Vous pouvez aussi voir les photos de cet album de VRL: Coupe VRL 2017. Vous pourrez trouver plusieurs autres photos et vidéos de la compétition sur la page Facebook du club VRL.

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